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p.m., it will stay windy. clouds hang around, too. from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., rain should mainly be in delaware at this time and the winds still do stay up near 25 miles an hour. those winds start to increase as we get closer to midnight. from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. tonight, we expect the rain to slowly be moving up to the north, closer to the philadelphia area by 11:00 p.m. and those winds will be increasing, especially if you're along the shore and the rain will start to get heavier, too. coming up, i'll show you the timing of the rain as we good overnight and into into your morning commute, some will be dealing with your heavy rain for your morning ride. i'll show you that coming up. >> the first alert weather team will be working all night to fine opportunity rain forecast and the impact on your morning commute. get the updated weather tomorrow news beginning at 4:00 a.m. a shootout forced a philadelphia school into lockdown this afternoon. it happened around 1:00 on cam berea and 3rd streets in
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kensington. police say a car hit an innocent man on the street. no students were hurt. the mother of a young pregnant woman shot and killed early this morning is speaking out. the woman's baby did not survive but the father who was shot several times did survive. monique williams moore says her daughter jasmine was shot in the head multiple times at the corner of 21st and nedro in west oak lane. it happened around 1:00 this morning. she believes whoever did it was looking for jasmine's boyfriend. the mother tells us she believes rocher was involved in a robbery and murder yesterday. she believes the shooting is retaliation. >> how can you be so heartless and take my baby from me and my grandchild? did you not know she was pregnant. >> rosier remains in the hospital.
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now in custody, three suspects wanted for beating up a same-sex couple. >> deanna durante is with us. >> those three suspects still being held here inside central detective. they likely will not get in front of a judge until 8:00 tonight. we're learning from sources that knowledge of the case, there is cell phone video that shows some of the melee, the attack but not what led up to that beating. tonight the bucks county electrician is charged along with two of his high school classmates for a beating that captured national attention. >> this was not a gay bashing case. it had nothing to do with anyone's sexual orientation. >> reporter: sources close to the case tell me punches were thrown on both sides. we've been told each side is blaming the other as the aggressor. defense attorneys say the fight broke out after a woman was hit and say it was an alleged victim
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who threw that first punch. >> the woman who was struck has sat down and discussed the situation with central detectives, explained what happened. >> reporter: also arrested, 24-year-old kathryn knott, the daughter of the chalfont borough police chief. her lawyer said she was merely spotted on sure veil and video and never did anything wrong. >> the fact that she's there we don't deny. the fact she's walking down the street, we don't know. >> reporter: 26-year-old kevin harrigan is also charged and being held tonight. his lawyer says he doesn't agree with the way the facts have been played out in the case. there is video that supports his client's claim that this was not a vicious attack. a former coach from archbishop wood high school was here at central detective. he resignedç his position of th job. those with knowledge of the case says that individual tried to hold people back.
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i called the archdiocese, asking them about that former employee, if he would get his job back. i was told because it's a personnel matter, they won't comment any further. reporting live in center city, deanna durante, nbc 10 news. pennsylvania governor tom corbett signed a new cigarette tax into law to help fund philadelphia's cash-strapped schools. the state senate passed the $2 per pack tax yesterday. it's expected to generate an extra $49 million for the school district this fiscal year and $80 million in the following years. the tax will only apply to cigarettes sold in philadelphia. moving south to the ongoing casino crisis in atlantic city. >> the now closed revel casino was supposed to be auctioned off today in new york. but the auction didn't go as planned. and that has serious allegations flaying tonight. nbc 10's jersey shore bureau reporter ted greenberg is in new york with the latest. >> this is not full disclosure. >> reporter: glenn straub hopes
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to leave today's auction in midtown manhunt as the new owner of the revel casino. instead, he pointed to problems that he says kept the auction process from moving forward. >> they're not following the procedure. >> reporter: the florida developer previously emerged with a baseline bid of $90 million for the bankrupt atlantic city mega resort which was bilts for nearly 2.5 billion. following a deadline for other bids yesterday afternoon, the auction was expected to begin at 9:00 a.m. >> the process is not transparent, it's not fair and open. >> reporter: straub's lawyer says after six hours of waiting, revel's new york law firm would not reveal how many bids were being considered, who made them or their amounts. stewart moskivicz is accusing revel's attorney of conducting closed door deals. >> he has been privately
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negotiating with bidders trying to get a highly qualified bid. i'm not going to say it's not honest but i think the acts speak for themselves. >> reporter: with no outcome today, those vying to own the defunct resort are set to return. >> i've never seen a process like this, ever. >> five, six hours later, not to be told anything other than we do it our way. >> i don't think we do it that way in this country. >> i left a message for revel's attorney here but did not receive a response by our deadline. glenn straub's attorney says he'll likely take legal action if his klein the is not the winning bidder. in new york, ted greenberg, nbc 10 news. tonight, penn state is fighting back. the university wants a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the son of late football coach joe paterno. former assistant coaches jay paterno and bill kenny fired two years ago sued the university in
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july. now they're seeking more than $1 million. the university issued a statement saying they did nothing wrong, according to the center daily times, the university response filed yesterday says neither man was treated differently from several other assistants following paterno's dismissal. a delaware man has been charged with his fifth dui after police say he nearly hit a state trooper with his car. state police say they found steven williams slumped behind the wheel of his car yesterday afternoon in lewis, kent county. within a trooper opened the door to check on him, police say the suspect drove off. once police caught up with him, williams allegedly accelerated, nearly hitting a trooper and striking the front of a police car. tonight he's being held on more than $15,000 cash bond. we haveç new surveillance video that shows an armed robber. they need your help catching him tonight. >> listen to his demand. >> put everything in the bag
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right now. right now. >> police say this happened inside the j & a deli on the 6100 block of elmwood avenue in southwest philadelphia. the robber believed to be 15 to 17 years old entered the deli wearing a mask that partially covered his face. he pointed the gun at the cashier, demanding money, then reached over the counter, grabbed some cash and took off. skyforce 10 over a gas main break this morning in doylestown, bucks county. this was at scene at north main street and shoewell avenue. we're told a contractor at a construction site hit a gas main just before 9:00 this morning. at least two businesses were evacuated. no one was hurt. the situation was quickly put under control. we have new information now about the nfl investigation involving ray rice. the players union is now involved. plus, a powerful women's rights group takes aim at commissioner roger goodell. and what's missing from his committee on domestic violence. design disgust.
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the reason a street layout has brick layers in big trouble. and the investigation into the deadly new jersey bear attack isn't over. why the search is on for two more hikers in the woods, just before that fatal attack.
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now to a developing story. france's president has confirmed the killing of a french hostage by isis linked militants.
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video surfaced of algerian extremists beheading the this man. the 55-year-old from nies was kidnapped in algeria. his execution comes after the jihadist group warned france to stop air strikes in iraq. at the united nations in new york today, president obama called on more western and arab nations to join in the u.s.-led war on isis. as nbc national correspondent steve handelsman explained, the president warned isis fighters to leave the battlefield while they still can. >> reporter: to pull more nations into the fight, president obama personally chaired a u.n. security council meeting on keeping isis from growing. preventing young muslims from leaving their home nations to join the jihad or wanting to. >> we must redouble our work to address the conditions. the repression, lack of opportunity, too often the hopelessness that can make some individuals more susceptible to appeals to extremism and violence.
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>> reporter: outside the united nations was an anti-isis demonstration. in syria and iraq were more air strikes and, again, arab participation, jordan's king abdullah bolstered at the u.n. >> my country is at the forefront of this effort. >> reporter: today, a report that the leader of the violent extremist group said to be planning attacks on the u.s. homeland was killed in the u.s.-led air strikes in syria yesterday. in retaliation for france joining in coalition air strikes, an isis affiliate in nigeria put out a propaganda video showing a french tourist beheaded. french president hollande is engaged. in his general assembly speech, president obama sounded a war cry. >> the only lang understood by killers like this is the language of force. >> reporter: he wants more trust in u.s. leadership to fight the ebola epidemic and russian aggression in ukraine but the urgent obama mission here is
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fighting isis. meeting for the first time with iraq's new prime minister. as he tries to save iraq and destroy isis. the netherlands today agreed to send warplanes and take part in the u.s.-led attacks on isis. tomorrow, here in new york, president obama hopes to get more countries to sign up. at the united nations, i'm steve handelsman, nbc 10 news. for much more on the fight against isis, tune in to "nbc nightly news" with brian william at 6:30, right here on nbc 10. the nfl players' association is getting involved now in ray rice's case. the union hired a former federal prosecutor to conduct its own investigation of the nfl league office and the baltimore ravens. rice was suspended indefinitely after assaulting his fiance. he's appealing the decision. now the black women's round table wants in on the nfl's recently established domestic violence advisory board. >> the group held a news conference in washington this
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morning. after the ray rice incident nfl commissioner roger goodell established a board that includes domestic violence and sexual assault experts. there are no black women on that board. today the group urged the commissioner to change that. >> we believe the current make-up of his advisory board does not reflect everyone. >> earlier this month, the group sent a letter to roger goodell asking for a meeting. so far that meeting has not been scheduled. german police are examining the layout of a new walkway. a spokesperson told nbc news the red bricks have been removed. right now it's not clear who put the swastika there. the construction firm apologized several times for it. under german law, the use or display of nazi symbols is
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illegal and can result in hefty fines or prison time. a new york state parking enforcement officer pleaded guilty to stealing more than $89,000 in quarters while on the job. according to the "new york daily news" he admitted to stealing a total of 356,000 quarters while working as a parker meter cop in mt. kisko. it took more than five years for him to collect that money emptying parking meters along his route. he faces up to 15 years in prison. police make a major cocaine bust near oklahoma city. they stop a suspicious suv on interstate 40 monday and found dozens of bricks of cocaine stashed in the trunk. three men inside the vehicle were arrested and charged with drug trafficking. police say it turns out there were more than 100 pounds of high-grain cocaine inside. they believe this was part of a much larger drug operation. we've got 50 kilos with a street value of 1 .5 million.
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that could be cut so many times you're looking at 5 million to $10 million. >> police say they find this case to be very concerning. skyforce 10 live now over breaking news. the scene of a shooting. >> a person has been shot in the head in south philadelphia. that's the way we understand it. it happened in the last ten minutes. this is the 500 block of watkins street. we're not clear if there have been any arrests made or the condition of the person who was shot in the head. stay with nbc 10 for the latest on this breaking news story as skyforce 10 continues to swirl overhead in south philadelphia. in the meantime, a german citizen has been banned from yellow stone national park for a year after he crashed a drone into a lake there this summer. back in july, andariese meissner was using a drone to shoot video of a charity bike ride through the park when it crashed into lake yellow stone. kusa reports he recently pled guilty to several charges including violating a ban on
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drones. meissner has been orred to pay $1600 in fine and restitution. >> crews battling a massive blaze threatening thousands of homes in northern california are standing their ground as gusty winds approach. containment lines around the king fire are holding but wind gusts up to 40 mirm miles per are expected later today. the fire has burned 145 square miles since it started nearly two weeks ago. it has destroyed 12 homes and is threatening another 12,000. in another part of california, the drought is so bad, people have lost water to their homes. it's happening in part of hanford, kings county. crews are handing out bottled water. a temporary water source is being put in place to get the water running again. officials first have to make sure that water is safe. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist sheena parveen.
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>> well, a cloudy, windy day. now we're watching rain as we go into tonight. the winds win increase, too. we have rain approaching the area from the south. the only area seeing it right now is sussex county in delaware. it will slowly move to the north overnight. the heaviest rain will be here through the overnight hours tonight. while many of you are sleeping but tomorrow it will be around for part of the morning commute. a rainy morning rush for many of you but it really depends how early you leave in the morning. here's a look at the winds right now, we're gusting near 25 miles an çhour, through most of the area. as we go overnight tonight, those winds will stay up or increase, especially if you're along the shore. temperatures have remained around 70 degrees. many spots in the upper 60s now with the cloud cover all day today and those clouds are still moving through the rain slowly approaching but a majority of it is to our south. as we zoom into delaware, you can see a few bands of light rain. that's hat green is showing. moving through parts of kent and sussex county.
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milford, bethany beach, starting to get more rain moving onshore. the heaviest, that's still to our south. big area of low pressure. we won't be seeing the sunshine until all of this moves up through the area. we do eventually see the sunshine as we go into the end of the week. for tomorrow we'll keep the rain in the forecast. as far as the shore is concerned we have winds near 40 miles an hour, possibly overnight tonight. high surf, minor coastal flooding possible and a high risk of rip currents. for the rest of us we can expect the rain, again heavy at times through the overnight hours as we go to future weather here by midnight, south jersey and delaware, you should start seeing the rain moving in. some of this could be locally heavy. more starts to move in overnight. notice the reds, oranges, yellows, that's heavy rain. by 7:00 in the morning, you could very well be running into a lot of this. give yourself extra time in the morning. even by 8:00, 9:00, it's still around the area but it's moving to the north, south of philadelphia.
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we start to see gradual improvements but the rain still stays in the forecast. by noon we should still have some showers around but the heaviest should be farther up to the north. by the afternoon hours we don't really break out of the pattern yet. still cloudy, still showers around. and those winds could still be up, too. the strongest will be overnight tonight and early tomorrow morning. the rain moves to the north as we go overnight tonight, some of it heavy, around 60 degrees for the low in philadelphia. then tomorrow the morning heavy rain will stay in the forecast, rain and wind, too, for the morning commuters. chance of afternoon showers, that stays around, too. temperatures may not break out of the 60s because of the rain and the clouds. just about the mid to upper 60s tomorrow for the high. on from i, we start to see more sunshine. 77 degrees going into the weekend. temperatures in the low 80s. there is the warmup. it even lasts as we go into next week. it's just not in the cards. new developments in the case of several gamblers who are suing the golden nugget casino in
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atlantic city over a million dollars in winnings. and tax trouble for a jersey shore star. why the feds are putting the legal pinch on the situation. the usual?
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which has refused to pay the remaining million dollars of their winnings. there could be a trial in the next couple months. new information now an those three teenagers who crashed a central new jersey wedding this weekend. police say they won't have to face strong armed robbery charges as originally planned. instead, they'll be charged as yuf niles with simple assault and trespassing. the teenagers crashed a wedding reception in ocean township, monmouth county last weekend. when it was revealed they weren't wedding guests, the manager confronted them and police say they knocked her down and ran off. the manhunt in the poconos is now in its 12 day. >> state police are searching by air and on the ground for a cop killer. in just minutes, doug shimell updates us on the search for eric frein and has information about new clues being released today. top honors after a tragic day. meet dozens of brave men and women who rushed to the scene of this deadly shooting plus the doctor who helped stop the gunman.
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right now at 5:30, the all-out manhunt in rural pennsylvania continues for a 12th day. they've been searching for accused cop kilter eric frein from the air and the ground. >> any new clues in the search, doug? >> reporter: the bottom line of the news conference today seemed to be a growing level of frustration on the part of the pennsylvania state police. here we are 12 days into the search and they still do not have eric frein, but we did start to get a glimpse of some of the evidence that investigators say they've been collecting over the last 12 days. for the first time, we did get to see photographs of eric frein's green jeep cherokee. this was found days after the shooting at the blooming grove barracks find by a man walking his dog near a retention pond in a densely wooded area. inside found such things as a sniper's survival manual as well as a carton of cigarettes. it is manufactured by a company
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in serbia, eric frein is chronicled as being a re-enactor in eastern european battle scenarios also being featured in the documentary. the search still continues, very slow and methodical in the heavily wooded area in price township, monroe county. this is the air that basically surrounds the house where he lived with his parents. today lieutenant colonel george bivens with the pennsylvania state police talked about what investigators have and don't have in this investigation. >> we believe he's in that area that i've described on the low conte border, based on sightings, based on the items that we have found in the area. again, we're following up on any tips, but, again, we have to go with the sightings. they do seem to be reliable, not every sighting but many of the sightings do seem to be reliable and, again, we're finding items that lead us to believe he is living in and around that area.
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>> reporter: of course one of those items that george bivens mentioned were soiled diapers which on the surface it may not sound significant butç he mentioned this is an element in the sniper survivalist intraing guide, a sniper that needs to stay in place for an extended period of time would don diapers sew would not attract attention during the day or at night. as you heard lieutenant colonel bivens say, they've had numerous positive sightings but none positive enough to warn the a pursuit, capture or kill of fugitive eric frein. live in pike conte, doug shim l shimell, nbc 10 news. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> right now we aring traing heavy rain, moving into parts of the nbc 10 viewing area. >> that rain will stick around for a while and make the morning commute a challenge. nbc 10 first alert meteorologist sheena parveen here with our forecast. >> we expect heavy rain starting
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over night. here's a wide picture of what's going on. big air of low pressure to our south. a lot of rain and heavy rain, too. this entire thing has to move through our area before we start to see any clearing. so it is slowly moving from south to north and in parts of delaware, we're seeing a little bit of light rain from it, manly through kent and sussex county. nothing heavy at the time. a majority of the rain still to our south. a majority of it still dealing with the cloudy skies and windy conditions. winds are gusting at 25 miles an hour. we zoom into delaware, the bans of rain are trying to move onshore. long neck starting to see some of the moving onshore. seaford getting rid of the light rain. there's a lot more coming as we go overnight tonight and into early tomorrow. future weather, it's all to our south. it slowly moves to the north over the next several hours. delaware you'll start to see more of this by about 9:00 p.m.
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and the rest of northern delaware and south jersey, you start to see even more of this rain moving in closer to midnight tonight. start to approach the philadelphia area and overnight into tomorrow morning. we have more heavy rain in the forecast. coming up, i'll show you a timing of it through your morning commute and show you how it warms up as we go into the weekend. here are some of the stories making headlines on nbc 10 news at 5:30. three suspects wanted in connection with an assault turned themselves in to police today. the charges include aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy and reckless endangerment. one of the attorneys for one of suspects claims this was not a hate crime but a deadly confrontation. jasmine was shot and killed while sitting at a con -- corner
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in a car. the only public bid so far is for $90 million from florida developer glenn straub. today morbids were opened and the process was put on hold until next week. along with revel, of course, three other atlantic city casinos have closed their doors. another is in serious jeopardy of going out of business. 10,000 jobs could soon be gone. >> the future of the shore town famous for its boardwalk and beaches is in flex. cydney long is live in atlantic city. one of the biggest battles ac leaders must face is a misperception. >> reporter: well, that is true, jacqueline and keith. with summer in the rearview mirror, gaming regulators tell me marketing atlantic city will be critical going into this fall. it is a $30 million expense. as they work to re-invent atlantic city as a nongaming resort destination, they also tell me atlantic city is not
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down for the count. >> the city of atlantic city is -- we are busy. we have people coming toç town. there are people who want to be here. it's not as doom and gloom as you keep hearing. >> reporter: casino gaming operators are optimistic about atlantic city's financial future, telling the city's public relation council that parking revenue alone in the resort this past month proves visitors haven't lost interest despite the fact there are fewer casinos to visit. >> i think we are losing visitors. you look at the luxury tax numbers going up. you look at nongaming stuff we have, it's increasing. parking was up over from last month. people are coming to town. i don't believe we're losing visitors. >> the outlook not so bright for lawrence walker. if the state approves atlantic city's layoff plan, some 250 to 300 city jobs could be cut. he fears losing i essential municipal services, this as local residents absorb a 29% property tax hike on their bills. >> i'm nervous of the situation
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goes on. i think it's something we have to expect as it goes. >> while atlantic city's mayor says services like streets department, trash and snow removal will not be diminished and police contracts are not in jeopardy, the fire chief tells nbc 10 today the city and unions will have to be creative to do more with less and there will be a breaking point. the fire department is down 23 positions due to retirement. the chief says he can and will look to enter a shared service contract with neighboring towns if needed to protect the city. now, because we told you about some of the parking numbers today, it's also important to note that that live nation free blake shelton concert that happened in atlantic city in july, it attracted some 30,000 visitors, not to mention the air show and other events like fourth of july. live in atlantic city, cydney long, nbc 10 news. philadelphia police are looking for one man who's behind
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a number of burglaries in chestnut hill. the man was captured on this surveillance video. police say he broke into several homes on seminole, navajo and st. martin streets back on september 15th. he got away with laptops and purses. police later found some of the stolen items and are testing them for fingerprints. wilmington police need your help to find this woman. she's wanted for burglary and several other crimes. she spent a lot of time in the area arrange lancaster avenue in wilmington. there's room for improvement. that appears to be the consensus from the 2014 pennsylvania system of school assessment for the school district of philadelphia. district wide, reading and math proficiency scores fell by fewer than 2 percentage points. 8th grade proficiency rates increased in reading, science and writing. 55 of 168 schools improved. 48 schools improved in math.
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superintendent william hite says the district's focus will continue to provide tools that enhance instructional quality. the pennsylvania attorney general's office is refusing to release internal sexually explicit e-mails that were found on state computers. attorney general kathleen kane is withholding those e-mails after a grand jury judge lifted a stay barring the release of them. an outside lawyer is handling the request for copies of the e-mails by news outlets. a former member of the jersey shore cast is in big trouble with the law. why he and a family member caught the attention of federal tax investigators. and honoring heroes, from an armed doctor to dozens of police and medics, see how delaware county officials paused to recognize their bravery after a deadly hospital shooting. here's what's coming up tonight on nbc 10 at 6:00. new atç 6:00, sex in exchae
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a judge is telling bp they still have to pay up. the company was trying to get back hundreds of millions of dollars it paid out after the massive oil spill off the gulf coast in 2010. bp claims that businesses made questionable claims for the money but a judge ruled that a deal is a deal. bp has paid nearly $50 billion because of the spill. from tanning to tax fraud. mike "the situation" sorrentino now facing federal charges. >> the former cast member of the "jersey shore" was indicted on seven counts today. it's claimed he and his brother mark didn't pay taxes on $9 million they earned over the last five years. there is new information now in the deadly bear attack. the case isn't closed. why police and wildlife officers
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want to talk to two other hikers who were in the woods right before the fatal encounter. plus, how rutgers is planning to honor the victim. in the meantime, let's talk about the rain expected. sheena parveen. >> there's a lot of rain to our south. some of this is heavy to our south and will be lingering for the morning commute tomorrow. i'll show you the timing of that, straight ahead. coming up on nbc 10 news at 6:00, it's a case that led to national controversy. a local mother facing jail for bringing a legally owned gun into atlantic county. tonight, why the prosecutor had a change of heart.
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we've been making calls and now new information on breaking news we told you about earlier in the news cast. we now know one person has died after a shooting in south philadelphia. this happened within the last hour on watt kin street. investigators still don't have a suspect. count on updates on nbc 10 news as we get new information. u.s. customs and border protection workers have made two surprising busts at the philadelphia airport. take a look at this. these pests have been identified as the copra beetle, one of the world's most destructive insects. they were found in burlap sacks carrying rice last month. agents also recently
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interaccepted an orange at the philadelphia international airport with the highly destructive citrus black spot disease. it's an exotic disease that occurs in sub tropical regions of the world. a specialist found five black leagues on an orange a man brought with him on a flight back from qat ax r this past summer. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist sheena parveen. >> well, i'm tracking rain as we go into the overnight hours tonight. before that rain gets here, it's going to stay cloudy and windy but the rain is approaching right now. a little bit of light rain through parts of delaware. the heaviest will be here as we go overnight tonight. for the morning rush, rainy and windy and some of you will be heavy rain depending on how early you leave in the morning. here's a live look outside right now. overcast conditions. the clouds have been with us all day today. the winds are going to stay with
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us, too, and even increase as we go overnight tonight, especially along the shore. right now in philadelphia, 71 degrees is the temperature. winds are gusting near 24 miles an hour. so it will stay windy to end out the evening and the rain will be coming in with those increasing winds, too. locally most of us are seeing the clouds. the rain is to our south at the bottom of your screen. for parts of kent and sussex counties, we're seeing light rain moving through. that's what the green color shows, the rain on the lighter side. we look to our south, big area of low pressure bringing with it heavier rain this entire thing needs to move through our area before we can actually dry out. we have quite a bit of rain to get through before we seen more sunshine. along the shore as we go overnight, we continue with an onshore wind near 40 miles an hour, possibly gusting, high surf could be anywhere from 7 to 10 feet and high risk of rip currents along the shore as well. we could see minor tidal
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flooding. as far as the rest of us are concern, we're still expecting locally heavy downpours. future weather as we go through the next several hours. the clouds stay with most of us. by midnight we start to see the rain moving in. for delaware and south jersey, closer to midfight, we start to see the rain approaching and covering these areas. the yellow shows where we could have embedded heavier rain. overnight, the rain takes over. heavy rain moving in with the oranges and the reds showing up. this could lead to areas of localized flooding if there's poor drainage. as far as widespread flooding is concerned right now we don't expect it. the heavy rain will last through the morning hours. 10:00 tomorrow morning, heavy rain continues moving north. by the middle of the day we start to see improvements but still a chance of rain in the forecast all the way through the afternoon. we're not going to clear up once the heavy rain is gone. winds are gusting right now through the rest of the area, near 25 miles an hour. again, continuing to pick up
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overnight tonight. temperatures staying around 70 degrees for most of us tonight. dropping to 60, 57 north and west. it moves through the area, lasting into the morning rush with rainy, windy conditions for the morning drive. chance of afternoon showers once the heavy rain is gone. the clouds and showers are kept in the forecast, mid to upper 60s through tomorrow afternoon. not too warm with the rain around. on friday, we do warm up to the upper 70s. more sunshine and over the weekend, sunny with highs in the low 80s. not a bad forecast for friday. good thing, too. we're in the final hours of voting for the high school blitz game of the week. right now, the roman catholic/episcopal academy game is in the lead with 55% of the vote. voting ends at 10:00 tonight. to vote go to nbc10.com or our facebook page. you can also call or text to
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610-624-4111. the game with the most votes is featured on the "high school blitz" every saturday night at 7:00 right here on nbc 10. why police and wildlife officials want to talk to more hikers who were in the woods that day. plus, how the victim is being remembered. all new on nbc 10 news at 6:00, a man bumps into someone on the street. seconds later, gunfire erupts. tonight a big break in a shooting that critically injured a police dispatcher's husband.
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this is nbc 10 news. close to 50 police officers, emergency responders and hospital employees were honored today in delaware county. >> they were recognized for her valor and leadership during a shooting on the campus of the mercy fitzgerald hospital in july. they're being called heroes who brought order from chaos. nbc 10 in habertown where they recognize the people who responded. teresa hunt was killed that day. she was a caseworker. she expressed corn do eed condo family and friends as well as co-workers.
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people nearby heard the gunfire and held plotz down. he's charged with first and third degree murder. he's being help at a delaware county jail. an update on that deadly bear attack in north jersey last week. west milford police are trying to identify two hikers that may have run into another group before the animal killed and attacked another rutgers tune. they believe these hikers could help into the investigation of 22-year-old's darsh patel's death. they were hiking when they noticed the bear was following them. they scattered, patel went missing. rutgers is planning on honoring patel with a posthumous degree. no criminal charges for nascar's tony stuart in the death of kevin ward jr.
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that is the decision by a new york grand jury looking into the august accident that killed the 20-year-old dirt track driver. nbc 10 national correspondent kurt gregory has new developments. >> reporter: a month and a half after his race car ran into kevin ward, tony stewart has been cleared of any criminal charges in the 20-year-old's death. >> grand jury has determined that there is no basis to charge tony stewart with any crimes. >> reporter: the accident took place at a dirt track in upstate new york on august 9th. stewart and ward had been battling on the track before ward spun out into the wall. a move he blamed on stewart. in anger, ward got out of his race car to confront stewart. that's when stewart's car ran into ward, killing him. >> the fact that he was observed running basically down two-thirds of the track in the middle of other cars still racing played a big factor in their decision. >> following the accident, tony
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stewart withdrew from racing say, quote, there aren't words to describe the sadness. friends say he took ward's death hard. but stewart returned to the track earlier this month, maintaining ward's death was something he'll have to live with for the rest of his life. >> i know that the pain and the mourning that kevin ward's family and friends are experiencing is just something that i can't possibly imagine. >> reporter: now with the criminal uncertainty over, the lives of those impacted by the accident continue to heal. kurt gregory, nbc 10 news. next on nbc 10 news at 6:00 -- >> he asked me to perform a sexual thing in exchange for an "a." >> for the first time, we're hearing from the student at the center of a campus controversy at the university of delaware. she says her adviser wanted sexual favors.
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why she's upset about what the school did next. and i'm watching rain as we go through the overnight hours tonight. some of it will be here for the morning commute and locally heavy. we'll talk about the timing, coming up. plus, a theater director in trouble with the law. what he's accused of doing to a teenage boy. it's all next on nbc 10 news at 6:00.
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right now, high winds, rip currents and surf. you're taking a live look at cape may where heavy rain is about to move in. it's part of the system you can see on nbc 10's first alert radar. let's go to nbc 10's first alert meteorologist sheena parveen. sheena, when is this rain going to arrive? >> for most of the area it won't get here until the overnight hours. for parts of delaware, they're dealing with light rain. here's a big picture, though. we have a big area of low pressure south of us. it's along the carolina coastline. a lot of heavy rain here. we won't be clearing out through the area until this entire thing moves through. now it is moving slowly from south to north. we expect the rain again overnight tonight and lingering into the morning commute tomorrow. so a closer look, most of us are dealing with clouds. some rain moving into the beaches in parts of delaware, mannly sussex county. a lot of the lighter rain starting to move onshore. long neck starting to see more consistent, lighter rainfall but not until later on tonight do we
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see more of the rain move to the north. from now until 7:00 p.m., we stay windy. winds gusting near 25 miles an hour. rain stays to our south, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. tonight, stays windy, rain mainly in delaware at this point. but continuing to move to the north from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. tonight. winds increase as we get closer to midnight, especially along the share and that rain continues spreading to the north. by tomorrow morning, heavy rain around for the morning commute. i'll show you the timing of that coming up. >> thanks, sheena. the rain could impact the morning commute. count on us to help you get to work on nbc 10 news today. you'll find weather and traffic updates beginning at 4:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. tonight at 6:00 -- >> why did she have to die like that. >> heartbreaking. a mother's anguish, her daughter shot to death while eight months pregnant. and now we've learned the baby's father may have been the intended target and he could be